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of the same frustrations you express. >> our next call comes from john calling from san antonio, texas. sit back and give me a few minutes if you do not host: mind not a few minutes, we do not have that much time. caller: nobody has really talked about government sacrifice. the only way you are going to solve what you have, you cannot continue to pay government employees more money than we taxpayers can afford to pay. any business or they pay more money out to the employees -- we pay more money to the employees that the company takes in, that company is going to be bankrupt or seek protection while he gets rid of the problems he created by paying so much money to so many people. it is the same thing with you guys in congress. you have janitor's making $69,000 in the public sector while objectors who paid their wages in the private sector only makes $20,000. i am sorry, you are not worth it. if you want to cut the, cut the department of education. don't cut it over 10 years, cut it over one day. at the department of energy. but it today. that is a real cut. anything else, 5% here or 10% ther
managed to do. [applause] >> i am an entrepreneur from houston, texas. yesterday's, president obama gave one of those two plus two equals 563 speeches. he argued about fundamental fairness in the united states, without talking about the obstacle to fundamental fairness, witches the teachers' union. what would you do project which is the teachers' union. what would you do to narrow the education gap between wealthy and poor kids who are trapped in a system that is failing us as a country? >> sometime in the near future i am going to give a speech on inequality from a couple of angles. i believe in levelling up, giving everyone a chance to be more successful. he believes in leveling down. i believe in wealth creation. he believes in wealth redistribution. i believe the primary problem with the very poor is they are trapped in government institutions that destroyed their future. the fundamental -- this is why i want to have the debates next year. the difference will be so vivid and clear to most americans. i want to take one minute to talk about a recent example of this. i believe it is rea
states. a shopper in austin texas to buys goods online that lacks the physical presence in texas is expected to pay texas tax even though they pay no sales tax on his transaction. states rely on taxpayers to sell the one. online purchase issues save it all together. it should also find a way to enforce it. those who like to see it are eliminating the need for the package. i am aware of three legislative proposals that can give state nexus over on-line and other remote sellers. congress has reintroduced the main street fairness act. they have introduced the marketplace equity act. this is an oversight hearing. i am by the witnesses to comment. a look for to hearing from our witnesses. i look forward to hearing his statement. >> thank you. >> i have to go to a hearing on the house administration to cite how much we will cut every committee. i miss that. >> >> i ask unanimous consent on the proposed streamlined sales fact be made a part of the record. >> without objection. michiganentleman from missio is recognized for an opening statement. >> thank you. i want to associate myself w
served the state of texas as governor for more than a decade. his home state has created more than 1 million jobs during his tenure as governor, even as america has lost jobs. please welcome america's jobs governor and a candidate for the republican nomination, rick perry. [applause] >> thank you. we were doing business over there, selling coffee. listen, to the blue strawberry folks, thank you for opening this up. we are all about doing some economic development, so we are going to sell some coffee while we are in here too, and maybe a pastry or two. cathy, by the way, thank you for your work, your service and everything. in the brigadier-general is your summer. where are you? i want to say hello to him, a great air force veteran, a real aircraft commander. as a matter of fact, i am going to talk about our military men and women and our active duty folks in just a second. how many veterans are here? let me say, thank you for your service. god bless you. we get to do this, we get to go out and speak up about our government -- from time to time, we can speak against our government. i
could, >> he is a freshman from texas. he is an attorney. >> i understand there is no room right now, but we will consider the request in just a minute. as much as i would like to have a texas colleague up at the podium. >> you have a few, but he is not one. >> we certainly appreciate his expertise on the subject. let's wait until we have room and we will take it up at that point. >> the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, is recognized for an opening statement. >> i join my colleagues in welcoming the attorney general this morning. i understand nivea -- the invitation to the attorney general to his pacifically reference gun trafficking in the southwest border. we have the opportunity to discuss with him the positive steps we must take to protect our citizens from illegal firearms. i am heartened that he recognizes the smartest and most effective way to protect ourselves from crime is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. with respect to preventing firearm violence, there are steps we can take to reduce the total of injured and murdered. there are steps we must take in ord
off from iowa, but we live down there in texas, and we have a problem on our borders. in the last five years it's estimated 45,000 individuals, probably mostly mexicans have been killed on the border. so there's a border war going on down there. but here we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars and losing our troops over trying to decide where the boundary line is between afghanistan and pakistan. i think we should be more concerned about our own borders here at home. [applause] >> but the war we have on our southern boarder is complex. my argument on illegal immigration. if you didn't subsidize it, you'd have a lot less of it. but another war that has not played well for us is the war on drugs. it's been very detrimental to our excuse to invade our privacy and did many things to invade our privacy and doesn't solve the problem. before 1914 there were no federal rules or regulations on drugs. the real modern war drug was in the 1970's. we spent over a trillion dollars on the war on drugs and a lot of times they are using prescription drugs more so than legal ones but prohibition
texas for five minutes. >> mr. long, i mentioned earlier about remorse and sympathy to your family. i thank you for not remaining silent and the presence of b mr.ledsoe to acknowledge the pain he experiences as well. i think we clarified for the record and i think you were present in the room that those representing united states military are remorseful of this enormity of loss of life. combined with that, i think the virtues of our constitution and the first amendment make us a great country and make us able to answer the concerns you have expressed but i think we have a solution here. you have heard a senator, a house member, another house member, another senator from arkansas and a member from texas who experienced an mourned with those in fort hood going in a fast-paced to resolve this. i think because our country is in new, not very new, at dealing with this issue of terrorism, our statutory laws may not have grappled with the. chain change. and a fallen soldier in the action of their duty clearly are defined, as far as i'm concerned, as a fallen hero. fort hood has the same cri
states. . i hope we defeat the bill and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: let me try to address the concerns of two of my colleagues on the judiciary committee, and i want to re-emphasize that extra territorial laws do not require that the conduct be illegal in foreign countries. congress has enacted numerous laws and rarely hinges on whether the conduct is criminalized in the foreign country. terrorism, drug-related, money laundering, child soldiers, these are extra territorial offenses that do not require that the conduct be against the law in a foreign country. most statutes don't even require that the criminal engage in illegal conduct inside the united states either. if they engage in terrorism or money laundering and come into the u.s., they can be prosecuted. the issue of conduct is not addressed in extraterritorial laws, but in extradition treat yees. the treat yees do not require that the conduct be illegal in foreign countries. before the u.s. can extradite anyone, it must first establish dual criminal atlanta. it is the
. chairman, i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. baon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. barton: i thank the gentleman from mississippi for yielding and thank the gentleman from georgia for presiding in an even and fair fashion. one of the arguments that's been made about the e.a.c., spreebling, -- mr. speaker, is that it's the federal election commission that ensures every american citizen's right to vote. if only that were true, mr. speaker. the national association of secretaries of state, which are the organizations in each state that oversee the elections, have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. the committee has heard firsthand testimony from secretaries of state all across the country both in 2005 and again in 2010, the national association of secretaries of state have called for the dissolutio of the e.a.c. if the organizations that are actuallyresponsible in each state for holding the elections, mr. speaker, are asking that the federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, i think it would beho
is in marshall texas. good evening. caller: good evening. partisanship is on both sides. the president is not have room to point any fingers at anyone else. i am against it. i am against the extensions. they are saying this is a tax cut. taxes are not cut when you are running a $1 trillion deficit. that is a future tax. let's be clear on that. this is not a tax cut. the democrats are trying to move it more on the upper income and taking it off the poor. the payroll tax is the one tax that the 48% that are not paying any income tax they are paying income tax. this is what they are doing. i am against it. they need to cut the spending. host: thank you for your input. we have a lot of calls. the democratic line. caller: ronald reagan when he took office, the national debt was $1 billion. he turns the people loose on savings and loans. he wound up having to print up $800 billion in order to save the monetary system. the same thing happen to obama. when he came into office he did not bail out wall street. he bailed out the dollar. if he had not, we would have been at in one of the greatest
center and a shooting in fort hood, texas, have exposed the problem of the army's deficiencies in understanding the nature of the domestic islamic terrorist threat, mr. poole said. . did the army make any warning from the 2008 conference and make policies to counter the threats. the answer is no, mr. poole said. and it goes on to discuss this whole problem and mr. poole said, i noted because of our lack of understanding of islamic doctrines, islamic jihad and that our counterintelligence function is broken, outdated and equal opportunity officials, we were going to get soldiers killed in america on our own bases for that professional ignorance. this is the kind of thing that should not be happening. this article is in 2010, before at least two other individuals had gone on al jazeera in uniform, blasting our military and indicating they could not ever be deployed in a muslim area, and it's also worth noting that the term islama didphobe that is being generated right now actually originated with the organization of o.i.c. they came up with the term, islamaphobe and ongoing effor
of texas. you could give half of texas to the environmentalist and that would lead to an area the size of texas to develop. there are lots of things we could do to generate more federal revenue. they do not require raising taxes. >> a just have a couple of quick questions. let's dismiss what is being said about you from the insiders and those on the other side of the aisle. we know based on all of our polling that there is still an incredible number of undecided iowans. we have met with them everywhere from starbucks to coming into our office. here is something that crystallizes the question for you. i am aware that you help balance the budget. i also know you shut down the government. he reached across the aisle but it also sat down with nancy pelosi and talked about environmental standards. he is one who is quick to speak before he thinks. which newt gingrich are we getting? that is what a lot of caucus goers are asking, and can we trust him? >> that is a very good question. people should resolve that before they make a decision. all i can tell them is that i have spent 53 years tryi
in the course of your discussions texas >> yes. >> any chance? >> are remember one incident when i was in command of a submarine and i recognize that animatedly apologized in from the people that witness to it. >> maybe i should ask my co- members of the senate who in their long careers i am sure never under any instance ever said anything they were feeling badly about to any of their staff members. the answer is i have no idea what kind of workplace the nrc is. someone may have hurt the feelings of other people and i suspect that as possible. in all of our lives, i have lost my temper. i expect i have inadvertently hurt people's feelings. i think the issue we have got to focus on is that everybody in the nrc and everybody appear has to do everything we can to make certain that the people of the united states of america understand that nuclear power in this country is as safe as it possibly can be. with that, that is all i have to say. >> thank you very much, senator. senator sessions -- >> thank you, i just don't believe that our problem here is policy difference. our chairman sai
gingrich, it is younger americans. we are basing it in galveston, texas, with 30 years' experience and saying to grandparents who will not be affected all -- do you mind if your grandchildren are allowed to have control of your savings so no politician can rip them off? do you mind if your grandchildren are allowed to have two or three times as much retirement income than they will get from the government. did you mind if your grandchildren controlled the year they decide to retire based on what they are doing rather than politicians. do you mind if the american people increase the size of the american economy by saving all this money. chile today, the size of their social security savings system is 72% of the economy. it is so big they are allowing chileans to invest outside the country. the estimate from harvard when it was first developed is over a generation, you reduce income inequality in america by 50% -- i am waiting for "the new york times" to confirm this. because every single worker and of owning stocks and bonds, every single worker a capitalist, every single person has
could not count on the regulators to texas -- let us get access to the natural gas. we are talking about tens of thousands of jobs because of that decision. it is like the keystone pipeline decision. let's get our own energy in this country and that will help create jobs. you have to get the role of lot to get the environment right. what do i mean by that? we have something today called the crony capitalism or the president takes care of his friends. obamacare for instance. these units are give it -- the unions are given waivers. they do not have to worry about that burden because they are his friends. boeing is told they cannot build a factory in south carolina employing people because south carolina is not a union state. and this is an example of people up. indifference to positions of power with and give paybacks to the people who helped them out. we have to go back to the rule of law. we have to have institutions that create human capital. capitalism is about human capital. it is about education, immigration policies that bring in the best and brightest of other places that help the
of the trade subcommittee, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: mr. president, senate democrat leaders, don't vacation until you finish your job. families and small businesses need tax relief for a full year, not just for two months. the house, we've already done our job. we've already passed a full one-year extension of the payroll tax holiday. we've included unemployment reforms for those who are out of work, paying our local doctors fairly in medicare for a full two years, unlocking the keystone pipeline and cutting spending to completely pay for it. we've done our job, but the democrat-led senate shortchanged the american public by rushing through a partial two-month extension and then hurrying home for their christmas vacation. that's irresponsible. families and small businesses need to be able to plan with confidence for a full year, not just two measly months. president obama said -- you said, mr. president, just last week that the american people deserve a one-year bill. our democratic friend
making ends meet and $40 is a lot of money to me." in texas: "that is almost one week of groceries for me or how much it costs to fill my gas tank for one and a half weeks or medical co-pays at the specialist office. which one am i to go without? this is going to hurt. please don't let this happen." look, i think that the thousands of responses we've had so far are representative of the hundreds of thousands and millions of responses you would get if you were -- and if the members of the house of representatives were to survey their own constituents. for most people, $1,000 out of their paycheck next year is an enormous hit, and in this economy, we cannot let that happen. yes. >> and on afghanistan quickly -- >> sorry. >> -- a senior military commander suggested that troops might need to, in fact, stay -- american forces might need to, in fact, stay beyond 2014. can you respond to that? and is that a possibility -- >> well, i appreciate the question. thank you, kristen. as established in lisbon at nato and as made clear through the president's afghanistan policy, one, we are in the proces
they prefer not, illinois, texas, north carolina, beginning to have mandatory education in their school systems. public debt as a recommendation for the task force, that every state must have some form of child abuse and prevention education available. and finally, dr. mary jurors actually right, we need have -- we need to have the advantage of this great amount of data out there. even if we cannot integrate the systems, someone can look at that data. we have to have better data sharing. by rich and quite often the school system does not know that the top of their sending of for truancy is that child abuse victim. i thank you for opening this up and answering these questions and for taking a first-ever at producing child abuse and exposure and maltreatment. and please know that we're here to help. >> thank you. i just want to open it up for questions. we have about 15 minutes of questions. >> thank you. thank you very much. i have learned a lot in a very short amount of time. i have a question for judge martin and dr. abramson. any cases that you would screen out of the work that you do
from texas, as we look at the life and career of barry goldwater and his 1964 presidential bid. good evening, martin. >> good evening. the reason i am calling in on veterans day. i happen to be a retired naval captain, civil engineer corps, from illinois. i like to tell my friends not so much the history of how many times i met barry goldwater accidentally but i was first influenced being a democratic young man from illinois where my cousin became the supreme court justice, head of state of illinois, attorney-general. i will not go on. it was a world war ii texas a&m colonel in the air force -- excuse me, army, and later air force that influenced me to vote for barry goldwater. interestingly enough, i like to say to my texas friends, i am one of the few guys left that remembers on monday hearing fdr "day of infamy" speech. i ran into barry goldwater a couple of times in a little restaurant that he loved on connecticut avenue. one time i was there, my boss who happened to be a civilian world war ii pilot, i introduced barry goldwater to my boss. my boss said, why did you introduce me
. in 1955, stevenson gave a speech at the university of texas and i was asked to go with them. it was right after president eisenhower had suffered his heart attack. lyndon johnson, the majority leader of the senate, had also suffered a heart attack. we were to spend the night at lyndon's ranch. we got there late. mrs. johnson was very upset because the doctor told her that lyndon johnson should be sleeping. and he was up until 2:00 in the morning. on the way home, just the two of us for traveling. adlai stevenson said to me, if i want the nomination next year, i will have to run in the primaries. i said, they are right. if president eisenhower does not run, every democrat is going to want the nomination and you'll have to fight for it. if president eisenhower does run, you ought to forget about it. he said, i am not going to run in those primaries. i am not going to be a candidate like i am running for sheriff. i am not going to do it. of course, he ended up doing it because that is the way the system operated. >> joe in los angeles, we are talking about adlai stevenson. go ahead with your
west virginia, texas, connecticut and everywhere else are going to be heard. but let's be clear: great progress was made in the senate. there are ways to do this for a year that everybody, we believe, can agree on -- certainly, at least, the president, senate republicans and senate democrats, as well as house democrats. i mean, there's one -- speaking of isolation -- i mean, there's one isolated group here that doesn't want to join the overwhelming majority of democrats and republicans who support doing one thing on behalf of the american people. increasingly, i think that isolation is becoming clear. and i expect that house republicans will be hearing from their constituents and maybe fromther folks whose opinion they respect, and maybe thatill have an effect. the politics of this are really so far less important than the substance here, because as i think jessica pointed out early on in the briefing, there is an absolute economic impact of failing to act here. there's a macroeconomic impact, a reduction of economic growth by up to 0.5 percent. that would have a direct effect on emplo
. >> we now recognize the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the way i see the fast and furious operation based on all the information that i've received is that the united states government, justice department, a.t.f., we're aware of a situation where guns could be bought in the united states, serious weapons, automatic, semiautomatic, sniper rifles, bought by purchasers who were observed by federal authorities , wanted to watch the guns go to mexico, go to the drug cartels, and see where they ended up. here's how it ended up. 2,000 weapons, based on the information that we've received from your department, 600 of those weapons are accounted for, the vast majority are not accounted for. we don't know what country they're in and who's got them. but this operation is serious to me because people died with this ill-founded decision. we talk about the two americans , the two agents, one, brian terry in mexico, the two agents, but at least 200 mexican nationals died too because of the united states watching these weapons, knowing where they were going, and lose
, occupy protesters in the mollen -- in des moines. here are a campaign events are covering tomorrow. texas governor rick perry makes a stop at a coffee shop in cedar rapids. at 6:45 eastern, mitt romney holds a campaign event in ames, iowa. you can watch them here and online at c-span.org. >> with the iowa caucuses next week and the new hampshire, south carolina, and florida primaries later in the month, "the contenders" looks back at 14 candidates who ran for president and lost, but had a long-lasting impact. hubert humphrey. governor of alabama george wallace. senator and congressman from south dakota george mcgovern, followed by billionaire businessman ross perot. every night at 10:00 eastern on c-span. >> with the iowa caucuses tuesday, january 3, our cameras are following candidates throughout the state. every morning, political guests are taking calls on "washington journal." you can also stay up-to-date with our website. new features include candidates on the campaign trail, with bio information from stops, and information that lets you see what the candidates have said on issues im
support by rene mcdonald and others at down in texas, and then the fourth that comes out of ontario, canada. there are a number of other great practices, and as howard alluded to, -- and i want to stress his fifth and six. we do not have a structure for developing a development based practice. there's a huge pressure on social services to use evidence-based practices, but a few that are out there have garter maybe a 10-15 year -- have gone through, maybe a 10-15 your development time for in with public funding to support that. testing, randomized clinical trials -- as in the case with child-parent psychotherapy in san francisco. it is then followed by a translation in the field that is an intense process. and i've heard some talk about the process that they have engaged through the national traumatic stress network. not only after the randomized clinical trial, but they have spent years trying to translate that into the field. i think that infrastructure -- and that is howard's fifth and sixth the statements, that we need an infrastructure based on evidence-based practices that are
we are ok. going out of order, normally the chairman speaks up and then the ranking member texas term. but we're going to keep this on track so you can go first. >> let me start by thanking all of you. members of the phaup peterson- pew -- peterson-pew commission for putting this hearing together and a larger work if you're doing. did it is great to have many of our former members of congress back. i say the former chairman of the committee, john spratt. we welcome all of you and look forward to the input that you will be providing later date. -- later today. i will be very brief in my comments. i think we all recognize that we have to get our fiscal house in order. that is going to require some important measures. what are some important bipartisan compromise. to the extent that we can expect -- reform the budget process to help move that effort for, i think we should explore every possibility. and i look forward to hearing more about the ideas that have been an advanced by the commission. as you mentioned, the chairman and night, paul ryan, have introduced a piece of legislation, th
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